Bristol Rovers v Harrogate Town: What channel is it on? Kick-off time, TV & stream details, latest team news

Bristol Rovers have made the Memorial Stadium a fortress this season. (Photo by Alex Burstow/Getty Images)Bristol Rovers have made the Memorial Stadium a fortress this season. (Photo by Alex Burstow/Getty Images)
Bristol Rovers have made the Memorial Stadium a fortress this season. (Photo by Alex Burstow/Getty Images) | Getty Images
The Gas begin their first of 11 cup finals as Bristol Rovers begin to play out the remainder of the League Two season

Bristol Rovers are back amongst their supporters as they welcome Harrogate Town to the Memorial Stadium in another EFL League Two match.

The Gas come into the game having beaten Crawley Town 2-1 in midweek with Harry Anderson and Aaron Collins on target. Harrogate meanwhie haven’t played since last weekend, playing in a 2-1 loss to Hartlepool United.

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Rovers have got 13 points out of a possible 18 available in their last six matches, which is very impressive compared to their opponents Harrogate Town for whom only have picked up six points in as many games.

If the hosts win this game they could climb from ninth to anywhere between eighth and fifth but that would require a slip up from those teams above.

When does the match start?

The match is scheduled to start at 15:00 GMT this Saturday afternoon at the Memorial Stadium

What’s the latest team news for Bristol Rovers?

Joey Barton explained that there was no fresh injury news from the win over Crawley in midweek. This is good for Rovers as their team is starting to build back up.

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Alfie Kilgour, Josh Grant and Junior Brown remain on the injury list. Leon Clarke is a doubt after missing the last few matches with a groin injury.

Sam Nicholson wasn’t a part of the squad on Tuesday and he will be further assessed ahead of the match with there being an element of caution in the team selection.

Harrogate Town have goals and assists in abundance with Luke Armstrong their top scorer. (Photo by Tony Marshall/Getty Images)Harrogate Town have goals and assists in abundance with Luke Armstrong their top scorer. (Photo by Tony Marshall/Getty Images)
Harrogate Town have goals and assists in abundance with Luke Armstrong their top scorer. (Photo by Tony Marshall/Getty Images) | Getty Images

What’s the latest team news for Harrogate Town?

Last weekend, Simon Power overcame a hamstring injury to make a substitute appearance and could feature this weekend. Josh Falkingham and Rory McArdle have also been sidelined but both have made progress.

Luke Armstrong is their player to watch with the 25-year-old scoring 11 goals in 34 games for them this season Jack Muldoon also poses a threat and he has recorded 10 goals and five assists for the Yorkshire side.

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Muldoon’s five assists have him tied with Alex Pattison, George Thomson and Jack Diamond, highlighting the fact Harrogate are creative in multiple areas.

Form guide and head-to-head

Their first and last meeting was earlier this season when Rovers beat Harrogate Town in a 1-0 win at the CNG Stadium, courtesy of a Nick Anderton goal. The sides are separated by five places and 11 points in the division so Rovers are placed as slight favourites given their home advantage and form.

On Harrogate’s side of things, they haven’t had the best last five games with them only picking up five of the 15 points available. A positive they do hold though is that they have a similar record away from home (21 points) as they do at home (22 points).

Referee

Darren Drysdale from Lincolnshire is the referee and will be assisted by Marvyn Amphlett and Andrew Laver with Kevin Howick as the fourth official.

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How to watch the match?

The game will not be on TV as it’s a 15.00 GMT kick-off. Football reporter Jordan Jones will be present at the match to bring you the action.

Where can I watch the highlights?

‘EFL on Quest’ airs on Quest TV and Discovery+ at 21.00 GMT, so tune in then for all the Football League highlights.

Alternatively, the Sky Sports website will have access to the highlights, as well as each side’s YouTube channel and social media pages.

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